Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV (II)

I didn’t plan to submit another post this week, but it is not often that you have the opportunity to view the rainbow of the night. When it was reported yesterday that there was a high probability that the Aurora Borealis would be visible early this morning, I was determined to stay up, travel a few miles north to get away from light pollution, and try capturing this rare summer sight in southern Iowa.

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This is only the fourth time I’ve seen the Northern Lights. The previous times have been during the winter and the hues were visible to the naked eye. This morning I could see what looked like clouds rising vertically on the northern horizon. It was only after a 30 second exposure that the colors became visible.

While I was waiting on each shot to complete, I was also watching the southern sky as a thunderstorm was lighting up the sky about 100 miles away in Missouri. First time I’ve seen Northern Light and Southern Light on the same night.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.”

9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV (II)

    • Yes, Rene…they are a beauty to behold. Were you in North America when you saw them? I’ve seen them only in the winter previously, so this was a real treat to be in short sleeves and not shivering. But it is rare for them to be visible this far south, anytime. Thanks for stopping by!

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      • Yes, I saw them from central Vermont during a brisk autumn evening while driving home from a friend’s house. That was years ago, before cell phones, else I would’ve gotten a video of it!


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